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Chrissie Hynde: Live session

Chrissie Hynde

Thursday 25 September 2014 from 9.00pm
On Absolute Radio, hear live session tracks from Chrissie Hynde, featuring live tracks from the new album, a Pretenders classic, plus chat with Pete Mitchell.

Manchester United v West Ham

Saturday 27 September 2014 from 1.30pm
Join the new commentary team of Jon Champion and Clarke Carlisle from 3pm for live and exclusive coverage of Manchester United v West Ham. Before the game, Russ Williams will be bringing you up to date with the football news, and then at full-time you're the guest with Ian Wright and Ian Stone.

Slash's Rock Icons


Sunday 28 September 2014 from 8.00pm
On Absolute Classic Rock, rock legend Slash plays choices from the Stones, Thin Lizzy, Led Zeppelin and more!

Pete Donaldson's Punk Rock Beatdown

Less Than Jake

Sunday 28 September 2014 from 9.00pm
On Absolute Radio 00s. The third in a series of occasional programmes. Pete Donaldson is your guide to the music of sub-cultures from throughout the decade we refer to as the Noughties. Following his Emo Beatdown and Nu-metal Beatdown shows, Pete explores Punk in the early years of the 21st Century, with tracks from the likes of Rancid, Less Thank Jake and NoFX.

Levellers: One Way of Life

The Levellers

Sunday 28 September 2014 from 10.00pm
On Absolute Radio 90s, The Levellers join Vicki Blight to talk about their greatest hits and a colourful career that has seen them support green anarchism, campaign against the Criminal Justice Act, headline Glastonbury and, more recently, set up their own festival - Beautiful Days.

Holly Johnson: Interview

Holly Johnson

Monday 29 September 2014 from 10.00am
On Absolute 80s, Holly Johnson of Frankie Goes To Hollywood joins Martyn Lee to talk about his new album and Frankie's enduring legacy.

Kasabian: Live music


Monday 29 September 2014 from 8.00pm
On Absolute Radio... Hear our interview and live music from Kasabian, recorded at London's Mode at an intimate and exclusive gig held for Shelter and Absolute Radio.

Oasis: Album playback


Wednesday 1 October 2014 from 8.00pm
On Absolute Radio 90s... as the band prepare to reissue their generation-defining album, Vicki Blight will be celebrating with a full album playback on her Absolute Radio 90s show.

Smokey Robinson: Special

Smokey Robinson

Sunday 5 October 2014 from 6.00pm
On Absolute Radio 60s... Pete Mitchell talks to one of soul music's biggest stars, Smokey Robinson, about a life in music, which began when he founded Motown vocal group The Miracles in 1955.

A Galaxy Far Far Away: Music and Movies in the 70s

Olivia Newton-John

Sunday 5 October 2014 from 7.00pm
On Absolute Radio 70s, Sarah Champion hosts an hour of music from the movies, including selections from Grease, Star Wars, The Exorcist, Saturday Night Fever and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Billy Ocean: When The Going Gets Tough

Billy Ocean

Sunday 5 October 2014 from 9.00pm
Billy Ocean joins Absolute 80s to talk about his career and a run of smash hits that made him the most popular British R&B singer-songwriter of the early to mid-80s.

Fleetwood Mac: Special

Fleetwood Mac

Sunday 12 October 2014 from 7.00pm
On Absolute Classic Rock. Extended Fleetwood Mac double-bill, including a very special Stevie Nicks show, before Russ Williams talks to Fleetwood Mac founding member Mick Fleetwood.

Coldplay: Ghost Stories


Sunday 12 October 2014 from 9.00pm
On Absolute Radio 00s. Pete Donaldson chats to Chris Martin about the new Coldplay album, what the kids are up to (loom bands!) and some interesting influences such as Pulp and The Black Crowes.

Alan McGee: A svengali, chancer and genius


Sunday 12 October 2014 from 10.00pm
On Absolute Radio 90, Pete Mitchell talks in depth to Creation Records boss Alan McGee, who oversaw the meteoric rise of Oasis and turned them into the biggest band in the world, selling in excess of 70 million records.

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